Dear Friends and Family,
It is early morning...I'm sitting in the dark in Dan's hospital room as I type this; he is still sleepy..dozing on and off. The massive amounts of drugs he is on does that to you.
I had been having a lot of trouble sleeping so yesterday Dan sent me home mid afternoon to rest and try to get to bed early. Since I didn't have to let the dog out (Tom took her to his home) it allowed me the freedom to go to bed earlier, whenever I felt I could go to sleep. So I just sort of crashed on the couch for the late afternoon and early evening, trying NOT to nap too much, so that I would have a better chance of sleeping through the night.
I managed to get to sleep a little after 9 p.m. and not awaken until 5:15 a.m. That is pretty good compared to my recent track record...so I'm THANKFUL!
Last night while I was relaxing at home, Dr. Crane called Dan to tell him that the MRI showed swelling in his brain where the last radiation was done. That may not sound like good news, but actually, it really IS! There are drugs that can lessen the swelling and that should give us a better chance of controlling nausea from the chemo and pain medicines much more effectively. I just found this out this morning. Dan had not called b/c he did not want to wake me if I were asleep and when I tried to call him at 8 p.m., he was already asleep. :-)
The docs still have to get him set up on the new med to deal with the swelling effectively and then get the others working in sync so that he can eat and be relatively pain free.
So, we praise GOD for some answers as to what the problem is and petition Him for effective solutions! Thank you all for praying with us and for us! We are so grateful for your walking through this with us! Jodee (and Dan)